What a great finish to a fun week. After recce-ing the potential check points around Turnhouse weeks before, Willie, Moira and Alan turned up in the afternoon to help Sparky put the flags out. We split to the North side for Alan and I since Sparky needed a swim in Glencorse to have a wash while Willie and Moira put their flags mostly in the right place on the top and on the South side.
Alan and I compared route options over excellent coffee and cake after deciding there were several route options with scope for some sub optimal choices. Hilly short or flatter longer in summary. Sparky thought there should have been a swim option still.
17 set off on Friday evening alternating first check points. I set off last and managed to get back before a few others…but I knew the route options and chose the shorter steeper one getting in just over the 75min limit. Stories of ‘ what does a Rowan tree look like? nettles, bracken, wrong knolls, and what rocky cove?, and deep heather’ were overheard. Strava will reveal the fun for all.
If you haven’t run yet there are maps hanging on the coffee sign next to the cafe. If someone could get the flags in Sunday evening would be good. Try the other Alt C5 routes and record your time.
Who will do them all in one day?